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By Richard J. A. Talbert,Fred S. Naiden

ISBN-10: 0195386841

ISBN-13: 9780195386844

Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of verbal exchange within the historical World is the first-ever quantity of essays dedicated to historical communications. related past paintings has been as a rule limited to articles on features of conversation within the Roman empire. This set of 18 essays with an creation by way of the co-editors marks a milestone, hence, that demonstrates the significance and wealthy extra strength of the subject. The authors, who contain artwork historians, Assyriologists, Classicists and Egyptologists, take the huge view of communications as a automobile not only for the transmission of data, but additionally for the behavior of faith, trade, and tradition. Encompassed inside this scope are diverse reasons of conversation equivalent to propaganda and social gathering, in addition to revenue and management. each one essay bargains with a communications community, or with a way or form of communique, or with the detailed gains of non secular communique or communique in and between huge empires.

The spatial, temporal, and cultural limitations of the quantity soak up the close to East in addition to Greece and Rome, and canopy a interval of a few 2,000 years starting within the moment millennium BCE and finishing with the unfold of Christianity over the past centuries of the Roman Empire within the West. In all, approximately one area of the essays care for the close to East, one zone with Greece, one zone with Greece and Rome jointly, and one region with the Roman empire and its Persian and Indian opponents. a few essays main issue subject matters in cultural heritage, corresponding to Greek track and Roman paintings; a few predicament monetary heritage in either Mesopotamia and Rome; and a few quandary conventional old issues corresponding to international relations and struggle within the Mediterranean international. every one essay attracts on fresh paintings within the conception of communications.

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